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Kathleen Jo Kovach

Lifetime resident of Aberdeen, Kathleen Jo Kovach, died at Grays Harbor Community Hospital, Aberdeen, Saturday, March 21, 2015. Kathleen was born in Aberdeen, Nov. 16, 1945, the daughter of Joseph and Kathryn (Childs) Vessey. She graduated from Weatherwax High School, Aberdeen, in 1964.

Charles Edward Skirko 1947 - 2015

Charles Edward Skirko was born on Dec. 1, 1947, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He passed away peacefully April 12, 2015, in the presence of his family and friends. Chuck grew up in Butte, Montana, where he attended Boys Central, played football and performed more than 200 times as the only bass in the family choir. He spent summers bucking bales at his Grandma’s ranch in Idaho. The Skirko family moved to Okanogan in 1964. Chuck graduated from Okanogan High School and immediately went to work at the Biles-Coleman plywood plant. In March of 1968, he was drafted into the Vietnam War. He served two years in the infantry. He was proud of his service and was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant. After serving, he returned to the Okanogan Valley and resumed work at Biles-Coleman. Chuck had a long-respected career in wood products, retiring from Weyerhaeuser in January 2003. Chuck and Tess spent their retirement years traveling the U.S. visiting friends and family.

Dorothy Marlene Gibson

Longtime Harbor resident Dorothy Marlene Gibson passed away on March 15, 2015, at St. Peters Hospital in Olympia, Wash. She was born Aug. 7, 1937, to John and Cora Lind. She was raised the majority of her childhood in Elma and graduated from Elma High School in 1955, later attending Grays Harbor College.

Rollin Lawrence Hurd DDS

Rollin Lawrence Hurd DDS, 89, of Kirkland, went peacefully to be with our Lord and Savior, Tuesday, March 31, 2015, surrounded by his four daughters. He was born July 23, 1925 in Hoquiam, Wash., to the late Rollin Edgar Hurd and Blanche Ada (Coffield) Hurd Crandall.

Kenneth Alexander Underwood

Kenneth Alexander Underwood, 71 years of age and a longtime Taholah, Wash., area resident, died on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at his home in Taholah. He was born on Jan. 17, 1944, in Aberdeen, Wash., to Robert Underwood and Hazel Purdy.

Beth Ferna Gigstad Morris

Beth Ferna Gigstad Morris was born on Dec. 11, 1921, to John and Hazel (Owen) Gigstad in Portland, Ore. She grew up in Aberdeen, Wash., the oldest of four children. Beth died of natural causes on April 7, 2015, with family at her side.

Neil R. Bush

Neil R. Bush, 58, of Elma, Wash., died March 27, 2015, at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia after a brief but valiant fight with cancer. He was born July 18, 1956, in Olympia, Wash., to Ronald Bush and Marjorie Kennedy.

Carol Ann Traversie

Carol Ann Traversie, 70, of Ocean Shores, Wash., went home to be with her Lord on March 19, 2015, at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle. Carol was born in Tacoma on March 11, 1945, and was later adopted by Jess L. Brasmer and Julia Francis Jewitt.

Sheila Kay Bossard

Longtime Harbor resident Sheila Kay Bossard, 69, died at Grays Harbor Community Hospital, Aberdeen, Sunday, April 5, 2015. Sheila was born in Kearney, Neb., on Sept. 22, 1945, the daughter of Ralph and Josephine (Carlson) Sisson.

Gladys A. Schuldt

Gladys A. Schuldt, 95, a longtime resident of the Harbor, died at Grays Harbor Community Hospital, Aberdeen, Saturday, March 28, 2015. She was born in Lakefield, Minn., on July 1, 1919, the daughter of Fred and Esther (Streed) Johnson.

Carol “Jeannie” Lindstrom

Carol “Jeannie” Lindstrom, 74 years of age and a longtime Hoquiam resident, died on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in Aberdeen. She was born on May 30, 1940, in Bordulac, N.D., to John and Mabel (Kollman) Marlow. She was raised on the family farm at Bordulac. She came to Hoquiam when she was 9 years of age and attended the Hoquiam schools.

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Dorothy Sue Kotula

Dorothy Sue Kotula, a longtime Frances resident, died Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Sharon Care Center in Centralia, Wash. Dorothy was born June 4, 1930 in Chillicothe, Mo. to Gordon and Sadie (Runyon) Gilbert.

Mary Lou Hartough

Mary Lou Hartough, 79, passed away peacefully in her sleep at Panorama City in Lacey, Wash. the morning of March 31, 2015. Mary Lou was born Sept. 5, 1935 in Aberdeen, Wash. She is survived by her three cherished children, Cathy Solway, John Hartough and Joe Hartough; her five grandchildren, Jacob Hartough, Jeremy Hartough, Meredith Mitrovich, Marina Mitrovich, and Savannah Hartough; her great-grandson, Owen Hartough; and her brother-in-law, Daniel Hartough. Mary Lou treasured her friends, many of which she had stayed close with since they attended Hoquiam High School together, as well as her afternoon conversations and close friendship with her daughter-in-law, Linda Hartough. She is now reunited in everlasting life with her best friend and beloved husband, Jack Hartough, to whom she was married for 54 years. Mary Lou was a sparkling light of kindness and generosity and will be missed by all who knew her.

Dustin K. Ross

On March 14, 2014 at LSU Health Center in Shreveport, La., Dustin K. Ross went to be his heavenly father. He was born on June 18, 1990 in Aberdeen, Wash. Dustin is survived at the family home in Jonesboro, La. by his father, David C. Ross Jr. and grandmother, BJ Ross, his mother Jodi L. Ross and grandmother Fran Davis of Montesano, two brothers, Austin and Trenten and a sister Dallas of Washington, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews in the State of Washington and Louisiana.

Dolores M. Crowley

Our mother, Dolores Crowley was born on May 25, 1927 in Raymond, Wash. and was a proud elder of the Upper Skagit Indian tribe. She entered Heaven’s gates on March 28, 2015 and is now with Jesus!

Aaron Binley

Aaron Binley was born on June 1, 1983, in Aberdeen, Wash. and passed away on March 26, 2015 with friends and family by his side. Aaron was preceded in death by his mother Connie Nichols and Grandmother Nina Binley.

Frances Anderson Tanner

Frances Anderson Tanner passed away peacefully on March 15, 2015, her 92nd birthday. She was born to George Edgar and Frances Anderson in Aberdeen, Wash. She graduated from Weatherwax High School and the University of Oregon with a degree in geology. After college she worked in the anatomy department at Stanford University where she met Donald C. Tanner, the love of her life, then a first year medical student. They married Dec. 27, 1947 and moved to Bellevue, Wash. in 1955 where they lived until Donald’s death in 1999 when she moved to Mercer Island.

Nicolas Tucker Crane

Nicolas Tucker Crane, 12, beloved son of Terry and Jenny Crane, passed away at home on April 1, 2015. Nick was born on Sept. 5, 2002 in Olympia, Wash. and was baptized on Dec. 28, 2014 at St. Joseph Parish in Sunnyside, Wash.

Kari Urdahl

Kari Urdahl, 98, a longtime resident of Aberdeen, died at Sunrise Adult Family Home in Olympia on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Kari was born in Vaaler, Norway, Sept. 9, 1916, the daughter of Karl and Gunda (Knashaug) Dellerud. She graduated from the school system in Vaaler and on Nov. 28, 1942, she married Sigurd Urdahl there.